6.824: Distributed Systems

Spring 2015
TR1-2:30, room 54-100

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Feb 05: Please look for future announcements on piazza.

Jan 04: Please use Piazza to discuss labs, lectures and papers. We will look at Piazza regularly and answer questions (unless one of you answers first); the entire class can see and benefit from these exchanges.

What is 6.824 about?

6.824 is a core 12-unit graduate subject with lectures, readings, programming labs, an optional project, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. It will present abstractions and implementation techniques for engineering distributed systems. Major topics include fault tolerance, replication, and consistency. Much of the class consists of studying and discussing case studies of distributed systems.

Prerequisites: 6.004 and one of 6.033 or 6.828, or equivalent. Substantial programming experience will be helpful for the lab assignments.

Questions or comments regarding 6.824? Send e-mail to the TA at 6.824-staff@pdos.csail.mit.edu